There are lots of ways you can help raise funds and awareness for Action4Youth and by doing so you are giving more and more young people the chance to learn vital skills, increase their self-confidence and broaden their horizons.

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Milton Keynes Marathon 2023

As a Bronze charity partner for the 2023 Milton Keynes marathon, we have 20 places in the marathon, half marathon or 10k races.


30 April / 1 May 2023

About the event:

The multi-award-winning Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend is more than just a running race. Join thousands at Buckinghamshire’s MOST POPULAR weekend of running. Conquer the Turing 10K on Sunday 30 April, and either the MK Half Marathon or MK Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2023.

All events finish in the stunning natural amphitheatre with live music, street food, and bars.

We’re blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes, and we’re also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths known as redways. The marathon team have taken advantage of those factors to show off our green city, giving our runners a course that is scenic, interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast, and excitingly different from other marathons.

About the marathon & half marathon:

  • Race Day: Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2023
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • Course Time Limit: 7 Hours
  • Age: Must be at least 18 years old on race day
  • FAQ’s: Click Here

About the 10k race:

  • Race Day: Sunday 30th April 2023
  • Start Time: 17:30
  • Event Village: Campbell Park event plateau
  • Course Time Limit: 2 Hours
  • Age: Must be at least 15 years old on race day
  • FAQ’s: Click Here

How to take part:

To request a FREE place with Action4Youth email [email protected] and set up your fundraising page here:

Minimum suggested fundraising targets:

£350-£500 for the marathon
£250 for the half marathon/10k

Charity fundraising - Host an event

Socialise for a good cause! Organising a cake and coffee morning, host a quiz at your local pub or a comedy night in a local venue is a great way to raise funds for Action4Youth and bring the community together.

If you need help with ideas for an event please contact [email protected] or

call 0300 003 2334.

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Join our 100 club

Could your business donate £100 to Action4Youth to become a member of our £100 club?

Contact us for more information and what benefits your business can enjoy [email protected]

or call 0300 003 2334.

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Virtual Races 2022

Take part in an amazing running challenge through Virtual Running.

Virtual running works exactly the same as any other type of running but the difference is that the entered race can be run at any location, at any pace, inside on a treadmill or outside. All you have to do is enter a race and provide evidence that you have done it. Virtual races are a great way to stay fit and active all year round, run for a good cause and get awesome medals for your participation!

By joining either the Halloween 5K, Halloween Hustle or the 2022 Challenge you’ll be helping to support Action4Youth as 20% off your entry fee is donated to us.

Here’s how to raise further funds to support A4Y. Set up a JustGiving page and encourage your friends and family to sponsor your race day and training.

The suggested minimum fundraising target is £100 for the Halloween 5k and Halloween Hustle and £222 for the 2022 challenge…

Find out more here:

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MK Marathon Weekend 1st & 2nd May 2022

Take part in this amazing running challenge whether it be a Half Marathon or even a Marathon whilst also raising vital funds to support Action4Youth.

9 reasons to run the MK Marathon Weekend

  • Fantastic medals
  • Quality tech tee that you will wear again
  • Scenic route with tree lined boulevards, lakes, parks and woodland
  • Professional timing and live results
  • Most improved race of 2019!
  • British Association of Road Races GOLD status
  • A distance for everyone
  • Fantastic race reviews
  • Amazing stadium finish


This multi-award-winning marathon event is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management and with an amazing stadium finish.

MK Half Marathon – PLACES GONE! 

The multi-award-winning Rightmove MK Half Marathon is a very popular, fast, and scenic half marathon race and is an AIMS-certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management and has an amazing stadium finish.

You can apply for a fundraising place through Action4Youth for the MK Marathon and Half Marathon. We have a limited number of free places available with a small fundraising pledge.

To secure your FREE place please email [email protected]

3Peaks Challenge May 2022

Summit Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon in 24hrs raising money for Action4Youth

For further information contact us; [email protected]

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Welsh 3000s 2022

The Welsh 3000s is the ultimate Snowdonia hillwalking challenge. Summit all 15 of Snowdonia’s 3000ft peaks in three days completing over 50 Kilometres and 3710m of ascent. From Crib Goch to Foel Fras, we take you on a journey across the 3 major mountain ranges of Snowdonia and help you enjoy the very best of Snowdonia.

For further information contact us; [email protected]

25,000 Step Challenge

At Action4Youth, every year we touch the lives of 25,000 children and young people from the most deprived sections of society, those with disabilities/additional needs, and those who need support and inspiration to reach their goals and surpass limitations.

We challenge you, your friends, family and work colleagues to take part in our 25,000 step challenge to help to ensure no young person in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes is left behind.

What next?

Just decide on your challenge, make a £25 donation here or set up a fundraising page here and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you!

Do it your way!

Your challenge can take many forms! 

  • 25,000 steps in one day
  • 25,000 steps over a weekend
  • 25,000 steps over a week
  • or even 25,000 steps every day for a week

If you need help with ideas for an event please contact [email protected] or

call 0300 003 2334.

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The Buckinghamshire Way

Walk the Buckinghamshire Way  to change young lives in Buckinghamshire!

Action4Youth is here for every child & young person throughout the whole of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes so this feels like a fitting challenge!

We work to ensure that all have the chance to enter adulthood as positive, confident members of our community. No–one should be abandoned, deprived of hope, opportunity or aspiration.

The Buckinghamshire Way  is long-distance walking route along the length of Buckinghamshire.  The route starts close to the southernmost point of the traditional county in Hythe End and finishes at the northern limit of Lavendon. It is 88 miles (142 km) in length!

What next?

We challenge you to set up a fundraising page here: , ask your friends, famiy, company and work colleagues to sponsor you and then getting walking!

Do it your way!

Your challenge can take many forms!

  • Cover sections of the walk over a series of weekends or a month
  • Cover the distance virtually instead
  • Do it alone or with family, friend or colleagues
  • Walk, cycle or run!
  • Track your route on strava

Charity fundraising - Celebrate and donate

Make your birthday, wedding or anniversary that much more meaningful by asking for donations to Action4Youth instead of gifts from family and friends. You can do this by…*

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Charity fundraising - Complete a sponsored challenge

Run, jump, walk, swim for Action4Youth – the list is endless! If you prefer something more sedate, why not take part in a sponsored silence?

The easiest way to raise money is to set up an online giving page and invite friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. You can do this via Just Giving.

We are very grateful and humbled by the generosity and kindness shown by amazing people, organisations and trusts who support us.

Fundraise for Action4Youth - whatever you decide to do, we really appreciate your support!

If you have a fundraising event in mind, or if you’d like help with ideas or advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on [email protected], or call one of the Fundraising Team on 0300 003 2334.

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